Alameda County coronavirus cases to top 1,500

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Oakland increased over the weekend. As of Sunday, 430 Oakland residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Alameda County reports 1,498 positive cases and 52 deaths. 

Last week, Oakland Voices reported that two-thirds of positive COVID-19 cases in the Town are in East Oakland. 

Oakland artists, activists create masks for community safety

Since Alameda County Public Health Department required face coverings in person, Oakland activists and artists are making masks to ensure we stay safer during the COVID-19 pandemic, Oakland Voices correspondent Kat Ferreira reports. Also, Mask Oakland also explains N95 masks

Oakland Police arrest two unhoused outreach workers

Oakland Police arrested two volunteers serving unhousing residents at encampments, last Thursday night. Police arrested one man at gunpoint. He was cited and released. Police later said it was a case of mistaken identity. 

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Every Monday and Thursday, Rasheed Shabazz and Momo Chang produce the Oakland ‘Rona Roundup, COVID-19 related stories impacting the Town.

About Rasheed Shabazz

Rasheed Shabazz is a multimedia storyteller, urban planning historian, and youth development professional based in the Bay Area. He coordinates Oakland Voices and is currently in the Masters of City and Regional Planning program at UC Berkeley.  View all posts by Rasheed Shabazz →

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